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Snow blowers

Cub Cadet 31AH55T
 
Approximate retail price:
$1100
Summary: This 26-inch, two-stage snow blower has a second impeller like the one on its larger, Cub Cadet sibling, along with a headlight and single-lever chute control.
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Type: Two-stage gas snow blowers
About - Cub Cadet 31AH55T

The Cub Cadet 31AH55T is part of the snow blower test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, snow blower models like the 31AH55T are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Width (in.):
The clearing width, or swath, in inches.

Removal speed:
Removal speed is how quickly models could remove snow without laboring; single-stage machines were pushed as quickly as possible before the machine labored.

Plow pile removal:
How fast the snow thrower can remove a simulated pile of snow left by a municipal plow at the end of a driveway.

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The Ratings applied to untested model Cub Cadet 31AH55S come from our tests of model Cub Cadet 31AH55T, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Features & Specs - Cub Cadet 31AH55T
info Engine size 357cc
info Electric start Yes
info Multiple speeds Yes
info Single hand controls Yes
info Freewheel steering Yes
info Single lever chute adjustment Yes
info Headlight Yes
info Heated handgrips No
info Warranty (yrs.) 3
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User Reviews - Cub Cadet 31AH55T
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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Hot Knife Through Butter
2/7/2014
Pros
Apron Slush Removal
Clears to the Pavement
Electric start
Lightweight
Maneuverable
Multiple Usable Speeds
Throws Far
Cons
Best Uses
Long Rural Driveway
Comment:
This blower starts right up and will throw the snow as fast as you care to walk. I have a long asphalt drive on a hill with a few tree root lumps in it. Previous machines had problems with the bumps or dragged me down the incline. Between the weight and the multiple speeds (easily engaged) I can go smoothly up and down the drive at my own pace. Apron clearing is smooth in low gear no matter how compacted the plow remains are.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
I am impressed!
1/3/2014
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Fast Clearing
Maneuverable
Throws Far
Cons
Best Uses
Driveway
Comment:
This unit is excellent for normal driveway clearing but I'm a little nervous about the auger assembly and this might be a fairly unusual situation, so bear that in mind. The construction is basically fine, but the flange bearings on both the main auger shaft and the secondary impeller shaft are made of plastic and one has already failed when I hit a big obstacle (a heavy door mat). It wound itself into the augers but the shear pins did not completely break off. The resulting strain put too much load on the impeller flange and it lodged itself over the shear pin receptacle. I had to drill it out. To it's credit, it still works great without the plastic flange! Just a slight wobble. So, I'm still going with this unit because it just hands down clears snow better than anything I have ever used in my almost half century of cleaning my driveway) and a couple of neighbors). My neighbor saw me using it and said he thought there was something wrong with his own (an Ariens) because I was clearing so much faster and throwing snow a lot farther. He was impressed. I should also mention this snow thrower cuts through plow banks steadily at low speed without ANY hesitation or choking. It leaves a perfect cut through heavy compacted snow about 3 feet deep. That's amazing and I would definitely recommend this to anyone with a big driveway.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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